Platt’s Black Brass Buttons (Leptinella x Platt’s Black) has beautiful bronze- black, fern-like foliage that creeps along on top and underneath the soil to form a soft, fuzzy mat under your feet. Small yellow button flowers top the plant in spring. Plant Black Brass Buttons in a woodland setting over mini daffodils for a natural look or line a wire basket with it and add annuals to create a one-of-a-kind container. Brass Buttons look great around entryways, in courtyards, along pathways or as lawn substitute. Brass Button plants grow best when the soil is kept evenly moist that is to say – Don’t let them dry out!
Size: #4 True
Spacing: Plant 8″ apart.
Height: Tight to the ground
How To Grow: Plant in full shade to morning sun (part shade).
Foot Traffic: Moderate
Hardy Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Tips: Brass Buttons Platt’s Black will require more shade and water in the south but also can be evergreen in temperate climates or protected areas. It is also tolerant of humidity.
Uses: A ground cover in and around Patios, Pathways, Ponds, Pools, Borders
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